Filament….Sooo many colours


When purchasing the Wanhao Duplicator 9 from, I realised that there were rather a large number of colours of filament…had no idea what to purchase, so, I took the easy route, TRANSPARENT filament!……..of course, I don’t expect this to actually print fully transparently (without much post processing anyway)…But, saves the kids arguing over their favourite colour, and as an avid procrastinator, saves me actually having to make a decision….

Report so far, the Filament seems to be doing it’s filamenty thing rather well, and was a deft purchase considering the request that just came in to try to print up a display beer glass with someone’s name on!


Shortly after the request to make a beer glass came in, I decided to do some research on filament providers…….

I honestly can’t remember where these boys cropped up, I think just in a general google search………however, given their active social media and seemingly rabid fanbase, I figured they’re worth a go, I certanly am not a believer of cheaper is better after reading so many woe stories on the net, i’m going with their basic range for now and i’ll expand horizons later once I’m dialled in. reading the reviews, I can see that the guys there really do go to the extra effort for their customers, that for me is worth the extra few quid alone!

I’ve gone and plunked down a hundy on several of their rolls


Figured Black and white should be compulsory nowadays….Gold and silver for the kids to make ‘tropies’ and general Tat……and, unusually planning well in advance for me, Glow in the dark, ready for Halloween!

I’ll report how they’re going at some point in the future, sooner rather than later as the parcel was showing as despatched and tracked only a couple of hours after ordering!, it’ll be here tomorrow, looking forward to testing some of the colour samples too!


One thing that’s been highlighted along my travels on the good old Google is that glow in the dark filament can be abrasive and can wear down your printer nozzles

Cripes, this 3D printer rabbit hole never ends!….on to research Nozzles……….



Author: Bleugh

Early Fourties, Wife, two kids in primary school. Both of us work full time...5 years now we’ve been Back in Blighty after a decade away...It's a new country for everyone! Still finding time to tinker!

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